I rant about the social media “explosion” over the horrible Syfy movie ‘Sharknado’ and how it was merely an anomalous blip on the public’s radar, why Microsoft handing over cloud storage and Skype data access to the NSA hasn’t caught anyone by surprise, and how the divide in San Francisco’s transit strike highlights the inherent nature we all have living inside our bubbles.
In addition, I attempt to understand the recent court ruling against Apple regarding eBook price fixing, why Amazon’s loss-leader strategy selling eBooks always seems to get a pass, and I explain why retailer price-matching guarantees are actually more detrimental to consumers than any other implicit collusion.
Links from this episode:
- Why did ‘Sharknado’ take a huge bite out of the internet?
- Sorry, Twitter: ‘Sharknado’ Was an Enormous Ratings Bust
- How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages
- Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit
- Apple’s Court Loss Could End the Book as We Know It
- BART strike reveals tech, transit worker divide
- PandoDaily Is Really Very Terrible
- Top Apps For The 1%